|Symbol||Stock||Price change today|
|CVCO||Cavco Industries Inc.||1.43%|
|TRN||Trinity Industries Inc. Common||1.29%|
|AZPN||Aspen Technology Inc.||1.27%|
|MIDD||The Middleby Corporation||1.17%|
|HDSN||Hudson Technologies Inc.||1.09%|
|MEI||Methode Electronics Inc. Commo||1.02%|
|DPZ||Domino's Pizza Inc Common Stock||1.01%|
|AYI||Acuity Brands Inc (Holding Comp||0.72%|
|CBPO||China Biologic Products Inc.||0.64%|
|BWLD||Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.||0.53%|
|COF||Capital One Financial Corporati||0.39%|
|HOG||Harley-Davidson Inc. Common St||0.34%|
|ALGN||Align Technology Inc.||0.19%|
|MRK||Merck & Company Inc. Common St||0.05%|
|ULTA||Ulta Beauty Inc.||0.02%|
|GTN||Gray Communications Systems In||0.00%|
|MET||MetLife Inc. Common Stock||-0.04%|
|MCK||McKesson Corporation Common Sto||-0.08%|
|EXR||Extra Space Storage Inc Common||-0.13%|
|SUI||Sun Communities Inc. Common St||-0.22%|
|TMO||Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc Co||-0.38%|
|PCLN||The Priceline Group Inc.||-0.43%|
|ALXN||Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.||-0.44%|
|STZ||Constellation Brands Inc. Comm||-0.54%|
|SAM||Boston Beer Company Inc. (The)||-0.60%|
|HZO||MarineMax Inc. (FL) Common St||-0.70%|
|UA||Under Armour Inc. Class C Comm||-0.82%|
|EW||Edwards Lifesciences Corporatio||-0.87%|
|GWR||Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Class A||-0.92%|
|MNST||Monster Beverage Corporation||-1.00%|
|LULU||lululemon athletica inc.||-1.07%|
|BABA||Alibaba Group Holding Limited A||-1.13%|
|SWKS||Skyworks Solutions Inc.||-1.37%|
|REGN||Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.||-1.66%|
|AMAT||Applied Materials Inc.||-1.70%|
|CRUS||Cirrus Logic Inc.||-2.03%|
Ten analysts now predict Amazon’s shares will eclipse the $1,000 mark in the next year, and 13 others have price targets within 5% of that goal. Since I follow the company, I will be putting out my price recommendation in the next couple weeks.
Amazon is now the fourth-largest company in the S&P 500 by market cap, ranking behind only Apple, Microsoft and Google parent Alphabet. Its stock price is now setting new all-time highs above the $900 mark. Incidentally, after adjusting for stock splits, that $400 target on Amazon in 1998 equates to about $67 today.
Amazon’s soaring market value—up more than 50% in the past 12 months to more than $430 billion—allows founder and CEO Jeff Bezos to sell about $1 billion of his shares each year to fund his space exploration venture. But that hasn’t stopped Wall Street from seeing the stars. Ten analysts now predict Amazon’s shares will eclipse the $1,000 mark in the next year, and 13 others have price targets within 5% of that goal, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Still, Amazon today isn’t quite the Amazon of old, trying to survive on razor-thin retail margins. Its fast-growing Web-services business has altered the company’s earnings and cash flow dramatically, as have other offerings. Brian Nowak of Morgan Stanley estimates that Amazon’s Prime membership, advertising and credit card programs generated about $9.3 billion in revenue last year and will grow to about $12.7 billion this year—all with a combined operating margin of around 70%. Helpful, as Amazon still needs all the fuel it can get.
As an example of the success that my book teaches, in a 7 year time frame from January 3, 2006 to December 31, 2012, Decker Corporation increased 304.7% if you would have implemented a pure buy-and-hold strategy. If you would implemented the strategy that I explain in my book, The Confident Investor, you would have seen a 371.2% return on your investment. This is a 21.8% increase on the profit percentage.
Can your investment system beat the market by that much?
Thank you for being a registered book owner. Please remember that the below indicators should NOT be considered signals for you to invest in or sell any of these stocks. Rather, you should double check all analysis and understand that the decision to invest in or sell one of these stocks is purely your own. This information is purely provided for educational purposes.